WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2004
Bell Tower becomes beacon
BY BRIAN HUDSON
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
The University’s most famous
timepiece no longer will fade into
darkness as it dutifully keeps the
time for UNC students.
Several dozen spectators,
including about 20 members of the
Order of the Bell Tower, attended
the lighting of the Morehead-
Patterson Bell Tower on Tuesday
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“La Peri,” four halogen lights
were unveiled, illuminating the
University landmark against a
lavender evening sky.
“The motto of this University
is ‘lux libertas’ light and lib
erty,” Chancellor James Moeser
announced before the lights shone.
“Let there be light!”
As spectators surrounded
the tower, their eyes on the bel
fry, Master Bell Ringer Travis
Kephart played the University’s
alma mater on the newly-lit tow
er’s 14 bells.
Moeser, who conducted the cer
emony, said he has wanted to light
the Bell Tower since he became the
chancellor at UNC in 2000.
“This is something we should be
able to enjoy not only in the day
time but in die evening as well,” he
Sophomore Katherine Butler,
an international studies major and
member of the order, said she also
thinks the Bell Tower should be lit
throughout the night.
“It’s definitely something that
needed to be done,” she said.
Moeser also said lightning rods
recently were installed in the tower
to ensure that the campus land
mark’s bells will continue to mark
the time for future generations of
During the dedication ceremo
ny, the original twelve manually
operated bells played a selection of
songs, including “The Old North
State” and “How Tedious and
Tasteless the Hours.”
Moeser spoke about the history
of the Bell Tower and reminded
those present of its significance
during the University’s past.
“There’s a great deal of Carolina
history here tonight,” he said.
He explained how prominent fig
ures throughout University history
John Motley Morehead, Rufus
Lenoir Patterson II and William C.
Coker contributed to the design
and construction of the Bell Tower
and the surrounding area.
Morehead originally proposed
that the Bell Tower, dedicated
on Thanksgiving Day of 1931, be
built on top of South Building,
Polk Place or Wilson Library, but
University administrators rejected
“I didn’t really know much about
the history of the tower until I came
here,” said Allison Boothe, a sopho
more biology major and member of
After the ceremony, UNC alum
nus John R. Brown said, “I think it
Brown, who graduated from
the University in 1961, said he
was impressed to discover that
the tower was constructed before
he was bom. “It was inspirational
because there’s so much history,”
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‘Hope not Hate’ theme
drives round-table talk
BY ERIN GIBSON
ASSISTANT STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
Political policy, the war in Iraq,
the ways of the Arabic world
and how to establish peace were
discussed during the first in a
series of town hall events host
ed by Americans for Informed
Three experts and about 100
students and Chapel Hill resi
dents came together to discuss the
relationship between the Islamic
world and the United States in
Carroll Hall on Tbesday night.
The guest speakers came from
different backgrounds but had a
common goal in mind: to bring
an understanding of the Middle
East to the UNC campus with the
theme “Hope not Hate.”
Panelists said they wanted
everyone to question what they
are told to get a true representa
tion of the Islamic people and the
relationship between the Islamic
and American worlds.
“It is better to try to be sure
of what we hear,” said Rajai Al-
Khanji, dean of the College of Arts
at the University of Jordan. “And
maybe we don’t have to believe
what we hear from one source.”
Al-Khanji, along with Curtis
Jones, former U.S. foreign service
Students tackle Olympic projects
BY ADAM RODMAN
More than one billion people in
China have a stake in making the
2008 Olympics in Beijing run as
smoothly as possible.
Now 15 UNC students can count
themselves in that number.
Led by journalism professor
Xinshu Zhao, undergraduate stu
dents traveled to Beijing this sum
mer to research ways to make the
city less intimidating to tourists.
The program, which is a Gardner
Field Research Seminar in its first
year, facilitates undergraduate
officer in the Middle East, and Jibril
Hough, chairman of the Islamic
Political Party of America, spoke
from their areas of expertise.
Al-Khanji spoke about what
UJ is doing to improve relations
through better informed students,
as well as the issue of combating
stereotypes in both regions of the
“Most of what we hear is out
dated or inaccurate,” he said.
Jones discussed the history of
the Middle East and continued to
do so throughout the night.
He reminded everyone in
attendance that the Middle East
gave birth to three of the greatest
religions lslam, Judaism and
Christianity all of which value
the “Golden Rule.” He said no radi
cal group that uses a religion as a
reason for terrorism is really fol
During discussion, freshman
Essraa Bayoumi said, “Islam
does encourage democracy. It is
the ignorance of the leaders that
Jones ended his speech chal
lenging the audience to question
the situation in Palestine and how
to take action in the Middle East
with everyone’s best interest in
research in Asia.
“We were trying to help them
improve communication to the
outside world,” Zhao said.
For two months, students
worked on projects to make air
ports, public health facilities, tele
communications and public rest
rooms more accessible for foreign
ers who will attend the Olympics.
The group presented its findings
to an audience that included the
Beijing Organizing Committee for
the Games of the 29th Olympiad
and the Beijing mayor’s office.
Junior Stephanie Poole, who
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Hough focused more on Islamic
Americans. He touched on their
needs and the problems they face
in a post-Sept. 11 world.
“I sensed what would happen
with the new McCarthyism, or
Ashcroftism, and the invasion of
our civil liberties,” he said.
Students and Chapel Hill resi
dents asked questions about every
thing the speakers discussed, cre
ating an interactive environment
for everyone to learn and reach an
“Everyone represented a differ
ent knowledge on the topic,” said
freshman Marie Garlock. “I think
everyone left with an understand
ing of issues they did not under
The UNC chapter of Americans
for Informed Democracy is one of
30 across the nation.
President and founding mem
ber Patrick Elliot, a junior at UNC,
said that most of the other chap
ters are at Ivy League schools but
that the group is spreading to all
The organization was started by
a group of students while they were
abroad in England after Sept 11.
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researched health and public safety,
said there was excitement because
college students were consulting
for an international event.
“(College students are) not the
kind of group that usually does
that work,” she said. “It really helps
Beijing improve its image.”
Zhao said he frequently heard
how moved people were by the
“They were surprised at how
much the 15 students, considered
only kids by the Chinese, could do,”
The students had a unique per
spective to contribute to Chinese-
American communication, Zhao
“Maybe too much knowledge
about China blinded me to the
average American view of China,”
said Zhao, who was bom in China.
“But our students have that.”
While the students spent most
of their time conducting research,
they also got a chance to explore
“We took 25 hours of Qanguage)
classes a week,” said senior Dave
Mullaney, whose project involved
research on street vendors. “But
there was still enough free time to
He said Zhao’s connections in
China made the trip possible. "He
was doing tons of stuffbehind the
scenes,” Mullaney said.
Zhao said he hopes the students
will help change views of cultures
in both countries.
“There’s not much coverage of
China in the media,” he said. “This
really opened their eyes to a very
In the meantime, the students
can pat themselves on the back for
helping the Chinese prepare for the
“I wanted to make a big differ
ence,” said senior Chris Liang, who
researched sanitation facilities.
“We went to almost every bath
room in Beijing, looking for ways to
improve them so foreigners won’t be
intimidated and shocked,” he said.
Liang plans to go. to the 2008
Olympics to see if any of his sug
gestions have been carried out.
“I’ll definitely have to check out
some of the bathrooms.”
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